This time of year always has me running around like a complete turkey.
How about you?
This year I've added to the crazy by moving into a new home, not really unpacking, traveling for work and spending a few nights in a hotel because yours truly didn't quite set up my heating service. Major fail...and yes the gas was completely turned off. No hot water, no stove..and I wore four sweaters and a hat to bed. Nice one, right?!!
Sleeping in a cold house of 41 degrees for one night froze my brain enough to book the closest hotel the next morning and had me working out of a Starbucks and the local library, with my backpack, like I was 18 year old student all over again.
But seriously, all is right with the world again. Our house is warm...AMEN. I've made my grocery list, baked some pumpkin bread and look forward to hosting my family this year in our new space.
Which brings me to a few Thanksgiving Lessons that might bring you some peace this week as we get ready to see our families, travel and gather around the table. Or however you are spending the holiday...make it simple, relaxing and special.
Thanksgiving 101: Lynda's Lessons for a Sane Holiday
Never skip breakfast...green smoothie all the way.
Move your body...Run/walk/yoga before guests arrive or pre-travel. Try a Turkey Trot.
Take a few minutes to be quiet with yourself. Be grateful for your life and all the people in it.
Have fun, laugh & commit to enjoying the season.
Eat more pie.
Ask for patience with family members that might be hard for you to see.
Journal for 5 minutes.
Bring the hostess a small gift or personal note for her/him to open the next day.
Eat more veggies.
Fill your plate with real food and a rainbow of colors.
Listen more and talk less.
Be present, breathe and slow down.
Eat more stuffing.
Honor yourself and your health by eating healthy foods.
Give back. Pack leftovers to someone who could use it. Donate a meal somewhere.
Need a break? Take an pre/post dinner walk. Take 5 and explore the neighborhood.
Hope this helps you make the most of your Thanksgiving Day.
Wishing you all a very happy, healthy Thanksgiving.